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Dec 24, 2016

Jockey Fujita picks up first victory since early October

Nineteen-year-old jockey Nanako Fujita on Saturday claimed her sixth national race and her first since Oct. 9. In the day’s fourth race, Fujita steered the fourth-pick, 2-year-old colt Silver Meteor, through the middle of the 16-horse field before gradually picking up the pace. She ...

Dec 20, 2016

Paralyzed jockey Tylicki leaves hospital

German jockey Freddy Tylicki, paralyzed in a horrific four horse pile-up almost two months ago, left the hospital on Tuesday. The 30-year-old, who is based in England and had two Group One wins in a breakthrough season in 2016, tweeted it was a red ...

Satono Ares takes crown in Asahi Hai for first G1 triumph

Dec 18, 2016

Satono Ares takes crown in Asahi Hai for first G1 triumph

Sixth-favorite Satono Ares won his third straight race to claim his first Grade 1 victory on Sunday at the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin Racecourse. The 2-year-old colt traveled in the middle of the field before bursting down the stretch, holding off seventh-pick ...

Star Japanese horse Maurice clinches Hong Kong Cup

Dec 11, 2016

Star Japanese horse Maurice clinches Hong Kong Cup

Japan’s superstar Maurice clinched the Hong Kong Cup on Sunday at the city’s Longines International Races, one of the world’s richest race meetings with a total purse of 83 million Hong Kong dollars. British jockey Ryan Moore stormed to victory in the last strides ...

Kitasan Black romps to victory in Japan Cup

Nov 27, 2016

Kitasan Black romps to victory in Japan Cup

Kitasan Black cruised to win the Japan Cup, the Yutaka Take-ridden first choice leading from start to finish to capture the nation’s richest race on Sunday. The 4-year-old Kitasan Black went wire-to-wire in 2 minutes, 25.8 seconds over 2,400 meters on firm going at ...

Mikki Isle wins Mile Championship amid controversy

Nov 20, 2016

Mikki Isle wins Mile Championship amid controversy

Mikki Isle went wire-to-wire for his second Grade 1 victory, holding off Isla Bonita to win the Mile Championship on Sunday. The 5-year-old horse, ridden by Suguru Hamanaka and trained by Hidetaka Otonashi, went past the winning post in 1 minute, 33.1 seconds on ...

Nov 14, 2016

Female jockey Fujita seventh in overseas debut

Nineteen-year-old Nanako Fujita made her overseas debut on Sunday, coming seventh in a field of 15 at a Ladies World Championship race in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Fujita, the Japan Racing Association’s first female jockey in 16 years, steered 6-year-old stallion ...

Nov 13, 2016

Queens Ring wins Queen Elizabeth II Cup

Third favorite Queens Ring came from behind to beat long shot Sing with Joy down the final stretch, winning by a neck to claim her first Grade One victory at the Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Sunday. Queens Ring waited to break free from ...

Maurice crushes field to win Tenno-sho

Oct 30, 2016

Maurice crushes field to win Tenno-sho

Maurice was dominant even at 2,000 meters as Japan’s reigning horse of the year won the fall Tenno-sho for his fifth Grade 1 title on Sunday. The favorite, ridden by Ryan Moore, came home on the outside down the 500-meter straight at Tokyo Racecourse, ...

Favorite Satono Diamond eases to Kikka-sho title

Oct 23, 2016

Favorite Satono Diamond eases to Kikka-sho title

Favorite Satono Diamond sprung to claim the last race of the Japanese triple crown on Sunday, clocking 3 minutes, 3.3 seconds to capture the Kikka-sho by 2½ lengths over 3,000 meters at Kyoto Racecource. The 3-year-old colt deliberately moved up through the field, moved ...

Oct 16, 2016

Vivlos surges to claim Shuka-sho crown

Third-choice Vivlos stole the march for her first Grade 1 title Sunday at the Shuka-sho, the final leg of the Japanese fillies’ triple crown. The Yuichi Fukunaga-ridden Vivlos traveled behind midfield on the home turn before extending her stride from the outside in the ...

Oct 13, 2016

Twitter locks up Melbourne Cup live-streaming deal

Twitter will live-stream Australia’s Melbourne Cup horse race next month, its first sports deal outside the United States as the company pushes to reignite growth. The social media platform has been seeking to broaden its audience by offering users live video streaming of events, ...